Heading for Green Gables
Anne whacks Gilbert!
Anne Diana tea party
A mouse in the custard!
Saving Minnie May
Waiting for Matthew
are now a Literary Landmark!
Balas Museum now has Heritage Designation. In
1922 it was the tourist home where Montgomery and
her family had meals during a Bala holiday. The 2
week vacation resulted in an adult novel & Muskoka
love story, The Blue Castle.
June 27-Sept. 4, 2015
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 11 am - 4 pm
Closed Sunday / Monday
Spring Hours Weekends
May 16-June 20, 2015
Saturday 11 am 4 pm
Fall Hours Weekends
Sept. 5 - Oct. 17, 2015
Saturday 11 am 4 pm
Call to arrange special tours on fall or spring week days and holiday
1888-579-7739 (Canada only)
and Linda Hutton are proud that Balas Museum has become
known as one of the best L.M. Montgomery museums in Canada.
& GRANDKIDS DAY
20% off admission for children and grandparents every Friday
July & August.
Friday, July 24, 2015
is our annual re-enactment of L.M. Montgomery coming to Bala
in 1922, but also an afternoon of family fun. Egg-on-a-spoon
races, 3-legged races, sack races, and prizes for best costumes
of characters from Anne of Green Gables ( Anne,
Diana, Matthew, Marilla, Gilbert and Josie Pye). Popcorn,
cake and freckles are free. Bring the whole family for an
afternoon of fun at 1:30. Normal admission of $4.99 a person
or $16.99 for family of four.
The 2014 winner,
Sat. Oct. 17, 2015
register by 1:30 pm
Judging begins at 2 pm
Always one of the most popular events at the Bala Cranberry
Click here for the Cran-Anne page to see results of the 2014
here for the Cran-Anne page to see results of the 2014
Museum celebrates the life and writings of Canadas favorite
author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. Since its opening in July, 1992, is
has become known as one of the best LMM museums in all Canada, attracting
LMM fans and scholars from all around the world (41 countries so
But Balas Museum is more than that. It is a wonderful family
outing where children can take tours in our costumes. Family fun
is what were all about.
also love the museum. Linda does a talk on the life and times of
L.M. Montgomery. Jack does a ragtime sing-along. (Click
here for group tour info).
$4.99 a person / $16.99 a family (limit of four).
Museum L.M. Montgomery Exhibits
- The silver
tea set given to LMM as a wedding present in 1911 is on display.
We are grateful to her grandson, David Macdonald, for loaning
it to us.
- A set of
1939 Sunday School papers with LMMs condensation of Anne
- The basket
in which Maud kept her personal correspondence.
- One of the
best collection of her books, including rare and first editions.
Foreign editions include Chinese (click here), Dutch, Polish,
Japanese, Icelandic, French and many others.
excerpts and photos from LMMs Bala diary.
- The boat
that sank under actress Megan Follows in the TV movie Anne
of Green Gables.
- Avonlea schoolhouse
Shop now stocks dollhouse miniatures of all sizes, inspired
by Canadas largest replica of the world-famous Green
Gables farm house. Guess where Annes room is. Read about
our exciting acquisition at What's
Sun has said we have one of the best Anne of Green Gables
gift shops in Canada and we just get better and better. Offered
are hard-to-find editions of LMM books, Anne movies, old-fashioned
toys, exclusive dolls and doll clothes, vintage Green Gables
china and childrens costumes for sale. Its worth
the drive to Bala for the special people on your Christmas
list. We also do mail order.
Can Dress Up
girls have a choice of our costumes to wear during their family
tour. For girls, dresses and flowered hats right out of Avonlea;
sailor shirts and hats for boys.
on how to plan an Anne of Green Gables birthday party
Balas Museum can supply everything you need for an Anne
of Green Gables birthday party, from goodie bags to prizes.
for step by step tips.
Madly Off In All Directions
popular display shows how a book about a red-haired orphan
caught the world by surprise in 1908, and the amazing spin-offs
that have resulted from that first Anne of Green Gables
about 200 kilometres or a two-hour drive north of Toronto.
GPS directions: 1024 Maple Avenue, Bala.
Click here for directions and maps.
by Heirs of L.M. Montgomery